The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters

    This fall I received an unexpected and most welcomed gift of support that allowed me to participate in the 3rd Annual World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague, November 3 – 6, 2015. I… READ MORE

  • Songs For Shelter

    Join local musicians Pat “Sully” Sullivan, Mike Petroff and Gord March on Friday, January 15 at the Canmore Golf & Curling Club. Songs For Shelter is an evening of song and story with proceeds from… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s October Update

    Happy October! A number of people have asked me about what exciting projects are happening at the YWCA this fall so thought I would take this opportunity to share a few highlights. October started with… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s August Update

    This week I read the sad and disturbing news about Nadine Skow, a former employee of YWCA Lethbridge. Nadine was found dead in her apartment in Edmonton, in what one senior police officer called one of… READ MORE

  • Mountain Blends Coffee Supports Bow Valley Walk A Mile

    Bow Valley Businesses Present Walk A Mile Products

    News: Walk A Mile Pizza launches in Canmore! That’s right, we partnered with Pizza Co. The Restaurant for a delicious deal. Try their featured Walk A Mile creation and $5 will go towards the campaign…. READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s June Update

    It was with great interest and hope that I followed the roll out of the Final Report Summary from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) earlier this month.   YWCA Canada and member organizations from coast… READ MORE

  • Annual General Meeting – June 23

    Please join us Tuesday June 23 at 6:30 pm. YWCA Great Room, 102 Spray Ave. Reception to follow. RSVP to linda@ywcabanff.ca or call 403.760.3218

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s April Update

    Caring as Hard Currency Ideas man Hugh MacLeod is one of my favourite cartoonists. I recently saw one of his wild abstract drawings (gapingvoid.com) that features a profound simple statement, “Caring is the new hard currency.”… READ MORE

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency

    When people think about intimate partner violence, often the images one conjures are of men abusing women. And this is for valid reason; in 2013 women accounted for nearly 80% of all victims of police-reported… READ MORE

  • Biggest, Boldest Breakfast April 24 World YWCA Day!

    Join us for the Bow Valley’s Biggest, Boldest Breakfast on Friday April 24th in celebration of the World YWCA Day! This casual breakfast get-together is an annual tradition and a great way to connect with… READ MORE